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Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 2:00am EST
four and injuring dozens more. the engineer was in a daze at the time. lisa stark has more on the investigation. >> the national transportation safety board wouldn't say what condition the engineer may have been in prior to the tragedy, but found no indications of mechanic call problems. the brakes on the train, that barrelled along at 80 miles per hour, the breaks were tested before the run began, and worked fine at all the stops before the accident. here is board member earl weener. >> based on this data, there's no indication that the brakes were not functioning. >> rockerfeller was on the fifth day of a nine hour shift. the ntsb said he should have had plenty of time to get sleep before starting up at 5am on a train run. another issue is positive train control or ptc. it's a system to would allow a computer system to take hold of the train to stop or slow it if the engineer fails to act in a dangerous situation. it may have made a difference here. the mta which operates the metro north line says it budgeted $600 million for positive train control, started to work on it
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 1:00am EST
the questions in. >> thank you, madam co-chair. i know lisa and vera are frightened, but i find their testimonies very, very frightening and intimidating for the whole country. these people are master electricians, microbiologist, bachelor degree with a lot of executive experience and they are unemployed for a long time. what about those people who don't have their skillset? i'm sorry i missed so much of their testimony. i was perusing through their testimony. they say they've been looking for anything, part-time work, the extent to which they have been willing to accept jobs for half as much as they are worth begin their skill set. really looking at this in terms of any data that you have in terms of what we know has been a real intentionality on the part of some employers to force wages downward, and to force people like them to accept $8 an hour jobs so that the walmart, the care takers of the world, they can forget it about getting anything. i'm wondering the extent to which they have experienced age discrimination and the discrimination -- are employers bold enough to tell
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 6:00pm EST
's where we are at this point. lisa, transportation experts have talked about technology that may, and we underline that, may have prevented the crash. what can you tell bus that? >> reporter: it's called positive train control, and it essentially takes over the train if the engineer fails to brake or slow down when he should. the ntsb says they have been pushing for this for decades, and they went so far as to saying it could have prevented this crash if it was on this train. it's mandated it's a few years away. >> lisa, thank you. it's political crisis that has changen thailand's capitol for a week. prime minister yingluck shinawatra ordered police to stop battling with anti-government protesters. the majority of the protesters are middle and upper class residents of bangkok who have been fighting with people from poor and rural areas who support the prime minister. now the protesters have accused the prime minister of being a proxy for her brother, former prime minister who was ousted in a coup in 2006. they accuse her government of being corrupt. we have more. >> reporter: it was expe
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 11:00pm EST
before the disaster. lisa stark has more on that. >> they wouldn't say what condition rockefella may have been in. there's no indication of mechanical problems. the brakes, which was barrelling at 82 miles per hour into a 30 miles per hour curve, the brakes were working fine out all the stocks. here is m.t.s.b. board member earl wiener. >> there's no indications that the break systems were not functioning properly. rocker fella was on the second day of a nine hour shift. he should have had plenty of time to get a full night's sleep before showing up on monday n morning for the 5am run. they'll look into that. another issue is positive train control, ptc, a system that rail roads are installing that would allow a computer system to take over control of the train to stop or slow it if the engineer fails to act in a dangerous situation. the m.t.s.b. has been calling for it for decades. it may have made a difference here. the m.t.s.b. who operates the line said it budgets $620 million for positive train control, but says it and others will not meet the mandated deadline of 2015 to have the sy
Al Jazeera America
Dec 2, 2013 6:00am EST
's lisa stark is following that part of the story. what is the first step when looking into a crash like this? >> the ntsb has organized itself into six investigative teams. it will look at the track itself, from the cars to the operator, the mechanical system, such as the breaking system 31 of the first priorities will be getting the data from those event recorders. there were two on this train, one in the locomotive and one in the cab car which was up front. those recorders will be able to tell how fast it was traveling, if it did try to apply the brakes. they want the to interview the crew. they hope to do that today or tomorrow. the operator did survive. he was injured. educated that he tried to apply the brakes, that the train was coming into the curve quickly and he tried to apply the brakes. they want to see what that operator has to say. the speed in that part of the rail should have been 30 miles an hour. the train would have needed to slow from 70-mile an hour on the straight away to that 30 miles an hour. did that happen? investigators will be back on the rails today to try to
PBS
Dec 7, 2013 7:30am PST
credit card and it off here and that their concerns are not leaking. he couldn't talk. all right lisa was like very much sarah kenyans tps update again that's the least it kept them speak realize that northeastern i knew as a santa tracking demonstrations are taking place. back to us from diesel said coursing up roll across the atlantic the u s state of texas has been shaken by several earthquakes recently with some scientists saying dozens of nearby tree wells on to bang them are my pride to this the professor the end of this evil taxes. i didn't break over the striking activity should be subjected to more federal regulation what needs to happen is there needs to be more harm to those who are most vulnerable to the harms and all. here you know companies talk about conducting this in a state away. but the there is no objective answer to what this state. this is um it's it's a system that vulnerable to what was called normal accidents they can certainly something to happen go wrong with that at any time. the weather that's too frequently occurring or whether the cars involved are of gr
CNBC
Dec 3, 2013 4:00am EST
, and many are wondering if the wto will be able to profits still relevant. >> and lisa will be live from that wto meeting throughout the day on cnbc tomorrow. we have a press release from johnson controls and hi tashy. they're announce ago global air-conditioning venture. there you go. i don't know whether that story leaves you cold, but that deal has just been announced. the e-mail address is worldwide@cnbc.com. >>> still to come, the mark in north korea, the u.s. is tied with uruguay. what are earth are we talking about? it's the corruptions index. more after this. how naughty was he? oh boy... [ male announcer ] fedex one rate. simple, flat rate shipping with the reliability of fedex. ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ ♪ stacy's mom has got it goin' on ♪ [ male announcer ] the beautifully practical and practically beautiful cadillac srx. get the best offers of the season now. lease this 2014 srx for around $369 a month with premium care maintenance included. ♪ you can fill that box and pay one flat rate. how naughty was he? oh boy...
CNBC
Dec 4, 2013 4:00am EST
. sometimes are required to get a multi lateral deal done. >> our very own lisa oake is in bahlitwto meeting and joins us now. lisa, what kind of agreement, if anything, can we expect? >> it's still up in the air, ross. still very much down to the wire. and, in fact, earlier, when i was speaking to indonesia's trade minister, i asked them to put a percentage chance on the likelihood of getting a deal. and he put it at about 48% to 49%. so he is still optimistic by this morning. so you can appreciate the position that india's commerce minister is in right now. if you've ever been stuck between a rock and a hard place or had a decision to make, you certainly understand how this gentleman must be feeling over the past couple of weeks. at home, teef got an election coming up in india. they heavily subsidize many staples for their poor. up to 70% of the population will receive some sort of subsidy under this aggressive new security program that they've recently launched. and try explaining, you may be rolling some of that back to an electorate as you're going into an election. certainly not an ea
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 10:00am EST
80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at >>> welcome al jazeera america. i'm ste -- stephanie sy. president obama is set to speak in a few minutes about the economy. >>> a top hezbollah leader is killed. the lebanese group says he was assassinated. ♪ >>> the u.s. economy is growing but so is the income gap between the rich and the poor. president obama will talk about how to change that and other aspects of the economy when h
CSPAN
Dec 5, 2013 8:00pm EST
was best for the senate. lisa, it is great to see you. we get a chance to get caught up in the connections to vermont, but most people don't realize the name like patrick leahy, my mother is first generation italian american and we compare where some of our relatives are from. and human rights happen to board members who made all of this possible. i think what you are doing is so important. in -- i have admired lawyers and people before that and research and advocaticacy has been impor in the legislation i have passed. let me talk about a few topics. and it is encouraging you to don't stop. keep doing what where you are doing. it may seem obvious that this is central purposes of it, but it needs to be said. we are here because each of us feels, each of us, feels a responsibility to depend the fu fu fund fund fundlemental purposes. we know that the in the history of the united states, we have seen groundbreaking human rights leadership and we have seen trackage failures. -- tragic -- the bill of rights was a monumental event. the more recent advances we have seen in support of the rights of
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
, detroit's future and lisa's future will not come from washington. the magic of motown is here in the city. what detroit need to thrive is not washington hand but freedom from big government's mastery. to thrive, detroit needs less government and more freedom. less red tape, less taxes, more money left in detroit. the answer to poverty and unemployment is not another government stimulus. it's simply leaving more money in the hands of those who earned it. today i'm here to introduce something i call economic freedom zones. this is a bill that will be introduced next week in washington. these freedom zones will dramatically re"uce tax and red tape so detroit businesses can grow and throb. he called his plan a conservative war on poverty. it's time we revisit some of the ideas of jack kemp and expand upon them. the bill that i will introduce, will introduce power and freedom zone. this political lower personal and corporate income taxes in detroit to 5%. my bill will lower the payroll tax, 2% for the employees, 2% for the employers. economic freedom zones will cut out the red tape that keeps
CBS
Dec 6, 2013 7:00am PST
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CNN
Dec 2, 2013 11:00am PST
that disastrous launch. lisa, we know the white house is giving itself a passing grade but they are also saying the work's not finished. you tell me what's left. >> i will tell you this. i just got off the phone with the conference call that health and human services, cms, holds regularly on the update. or on this website. they didn't say what problems are left but did say that it is not yet perfect and it sounds like one of the issues is they have not yet released numbers for where the errors are. they also seem to be dealing with an issue called the 834s. that's a really important number because what that means is when people signed up and thought they had enrolled, you know, got the official recognition, those enrollments weren't all going to the insurance companies. that's the 834 process. so while today, hhs is saying they have fixed that process and enrollees are getting all the way through, insurance companies are getting the notice, here's the thing. if you signed up before today, before this fix was put in place, hhs is saying you need to call your insurors and make sure you, in fact,
CNN
Dec 4, 2013 3:00am PST
they should. awesomesauce! huh! my twin sister always says that. wait...lisa? julie?! you sound really different on the phone. do i sound pleasant? for once in your life you sound very pleasant. at discover, we treat you like you'd treat you. free fico® credit score. get the it card at discover.com. >>> let's go around the world starting in north korea. a major leadership shake-up with the high profile leader ousting his own family member. cnn's paula hancocks has that from seoul, south korea. >> kim jung un, he may have ordered the public execution of two of his allies. this is a claim that cnn cannot independently verify. but if true, it is a major shake-up in a country that's currently holding two american citizens prisoner for what it calls hostile acts against the state. back to you, kate. >> now to italy where mt. etna has erupted again, believed to be the 19th time it's done so this year. ben wedeman is in rome with the latest. >> reporter: just in case you were weary of the mundane concerns of mice and men, take a look at these images from mt. etna in sicily, yaurp's most acti
Al Jazeera America
Dec 4, 2013 6:00am EST
far too fast, more than 80 miles an hour down the track. the question is why? lisa stark joins us from washington. what is the latest? >> that train should have been going at 30 miles an hour around the curve. there are no published reports this morning including from wabc, those reports indicate that the engineer, william rockefeller has said he may have zoned out at the controls. he may have dosed off and then snapped awake too late to stop the train in time the ntsb will continue to interview the engineer and also look back at >>> welcome to al jazeera america. i'm stephanie sy. the engineer who was at the controls of the commuter train that derailed in new york city may have nodded off before the crash. that's according to a union rep who spoke with the driver william rockefeller. alcohol tests on the crew members were negative. >>> the governor of illinois says he will sign a bill that will eliminate the state's pension shortfall. opponents say it is unfair to workers and retirees who paid into the system. vice president joe biden was
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